Dinesha and John

Dinesha and John attended Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, MD, but they really didn't get to know each other until after they graduated. John was a senior, and Dinesha was a freshman. John played varsity basketball, and Dinesha was a varsity cheerleader. Everyone always asked if they knew each other while they were in high school and John's reply was always, "I didn't speak to freshman." After Dinesha graduated from McNamara she attended Bowie State University and John attended Johnson C. Smith University.

Every year, John and Dinesha celebrate her birthday in a different country. This year, they decided to travel back to St. Maarten and Anguilla to explore a bit more. Dinesha expressed how they always enjoy each other's company and have the best adventures. After two nights in St. Maarten, they hopped on a ferry and headed to Anguilla. That evening, they held hands and walked to a nearby restaurant on the beach for dinner. Dinesha describes it as the most romantic scene ever! As they headed back to the hotel, John suggested that they grab a drink and talk as they listened to the waves. After a few minutes of chatting, John pulled out a small box and told Dinesha that he purchased a necklace to replace her favorite one that she always wear. It was that very moment when John got down on one knee and asked for Dinesha’s hand in marriage. Of course she said, "YES!!" After the proposal Dinesha described herself as being the happiest woman in the world, she gloated about receiving the best present ever - a man/best friend who always puts her best interests first.

Dinesha and John have always envisioned getting married in a non-traditional, innovative, and intimate venue, while being surrounded by their loving friends and family. They are looking forward to a non-stop celebration, as well as memorable photos and videos documenting their special day!

Dinesha and John will be saying "I do" on December 10, 2017 at the gorgeous Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington, DC. The B Astonished Event Planners are looking forward to Dinesha and John's contemporary intimate affair this winter.